Experiments with truth: 5/5/10

    • Nearly 200 workers gathered at the Ministry of Labour in Dubai demanding back wages their employers withheld.
    • A group of UC Berkeley students are staging a hunger strike for several demands: that the university oppose the new Arizona immigration law, drop disciplinary charges against protesters from the occupation of Wheeler Hall earlier this year, rehire laid-off janitors, and make the campus a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants.
    • Members of the White Earth Indian Reservation in Minnesota are exercising civil disobedience by fishing in non-reservation land, demonstrating their right to live off the land.
    • Activists in San Francisco staged a street theater protest this weekend against American Apparel’s sexist advertising.